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Authorities/Other Agencies of State
Notice Title

Notification of Proposed Maritime Rules

In accordance with section 446(a) and (b) of the Maritime Transport Act 1994, Maritime New Zealand, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, gives notice of the Minister’s intention to make the following maritime rules:

Maritime Rules Part 90 - Pilotage

The proposed Maritime Rules Part 90 Amendments 2020:

  • enables oil tankers, including bunker barges, to be navigated in a pilotage area without carrying a pilot in certain circumstances:
  • updates a number of pilotage areas and limits set out in Appendix 1 of Part 90

Comments are invited on the above proposed rules developed under the Maritime Transport Act 1994.

The draft rule amendments and consultation document can be found at:

Submissions must be made online, by email, or by post by 5.00pm Friday 24 July 2020.

Please address postal submissions to the Rules Coordinator.

Email submissions must be addressed to

Copies of the consultation document and submission form are available free of charge from Maritime New Zealand, Level 11, 1 Grey Street, Wellington, or by contacting the Rules Coordinator at: or by writing to PO Box 25620, Wellington 6146.

CRAIG HILL, Manager Regulatory Policy Design, Maritime New Zealand.